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Old 22nd July 2016, 06:10 PM
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MH370 Search will be Suspended if nothing is found in current search area

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-2...essful/7653216
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Old 9th August 2016, 06:57 AM
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Default MH370s catastrophic death dive

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Exhaustive analysis by Defence scientists of automated signals *received from Flight MH370 in its final moments has revealed that the Malaysia Airlines jet fell very fast up to 20,000 feet a minute as it crashed into the Indian Ocean off Western Australia.

The scientists have found that happened at 8.19am (WA time) on March 9, 2014, after the aircraft ran out of fuel and the two giant engines flamed out, the left engine first and then the right about 15 minutes later.

The Australian has been told in a series of briefings that simulations by Boeing, the aircrafts manufacturer, indicate that once engine power was lost, MH370 would have slowed and lost lift. Its nose would have dropped and it would have descended in what the scientists call a fugoid motion in a series of downward swoops.

As it gathered speed, it would have gained lift and climbed again. As that speed fell off, its nose would have dropped rapidly once more, the aircraft falling into *another steep dive.

That process is likely to have been repeated until it hit the water, probably with one wing down.

The impact would have been catastrophic. That fits with new analysis of sets of brief signals sent automatically between the aircraft and a satellite.
Read more at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/busi...76b7ffc8b531da
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Old 9th August 2016, 09:16 AM
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Again, another subscriber-only article.
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Old 9th August 2016, 09:29 AM
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Not much one can do about a paywall, other than google the title , I would happily paste the whole article if it didn't :

1. Possibly infringe copyright of the holder
2. Possibly unleash the wrath of the various rights holders on this website for depriving them of possible monetary loss.

From my time as a mod on a frequent flyer site I have come into the habit of posting "news" without ever copying and pasting the full article, as a way of respecting the original content and origin whilst minimalising risk for the forum. I am not a fan of paywalls, and rarely is the press worth paying for, today's Australian is probably a rare exception for someone interest in Aviation.

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Old 9th August 2016, 09:34 AM
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That works....thank you
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Old 12th September 2016, 07:40 PM
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Possible evidence of an on board fire on MH370.

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New wreckage that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 could be the first proof for the theory that the plane was exposed to intense heat or fire.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-1...theory/7835992

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Lightbulb 7th arc at 35S looking promising

Here's the latest update on the most likely location: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-0...th-arc/8678532

Surely Australian, Chinese and Malaysian submarine fleets could now be sent out on exercises in that vicinity - who knows what they might find!
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Old 16th August 2017, 01:06 PM
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ATSB have released a report using satellite images of possible debris and more drift analysis.

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Consistent with our commitment to the public release of information pertaining to the search for MH370, we have today released two reports, prepared by Geoscience Australia and the CSIRO,” said Mr Hood. “They provide analysis and findings relating to satellite imagery taken on 23 March 2014, two weeks after the disappearance of MH370, over the southern Indian Ocean.”

The satellite imagery was acquired through the assistance of French authorities. The images were captured by satellite two weeks after the aircraft went missing on 8 March 2014. The area covered by the imagery was not one that was searched from the air at that time, but is close to the underwater search area.
https://www.atsb.gov.au/newsroom/new...llite-imagery/
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Old 16th August 2017, 01:13 PM
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The CSIRO report makes a very bold claim for scientists and published work:

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Taking drift model uncertainty into account, we have found that the objects identified in most of the images can be associated with a single location within the previously-identified region suggested by other lines of evidence. Furthermore, we think it is possible to identify a most-likely location of the aircraft, with unprecedented precision and certainty. This location is 35.6S, 92.8E. Other nearby (within about 50km essentially parallel to the 7th arc) locations east of the 7th arc are also certainly possible, as are (with lower likelihood) a range of locations on the western side of the 7th arc, near 34.7S 92.6E and 35.3S 91.8E.

While we cannot be totally sure which of these locations in the southern half of the 2016-proposed search area is most likely, we do have a high degree of confidence that an impact in the southern half of the 2016-proposed search area, near 35S, is more consistent with detection of debris in the images than is an impact in the northern half.
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Old 21st October 2017, 11:03 AM
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Search on again.

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Malaysian government accepts “no find no fee” offer to search for MH370

The Malaysian government has accepted an offer from a private company to resume the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has confirmed.

Chester said the fresh search for the Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO that disappeared enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 2014 carrying 239 passengers and crew would be conducted by US-based Ocean Infinity.

“The Malaysian Government has accepted an offer from Ocean Infinity to search for the missing plane, entering into a ‘no find no fee’ arrangement,” Chester said in a statement on Thursday.

“Malaysia’s decision to proceed with the search shows the commitment to find MH370.”

The renewed effort to locate the aircraft comes after a fruitless search of 120,000 square kilometres in the Indian Ocean ended in January 2017.

Since then, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) published two reports prepared by Geoscience Australia and the CSIRO analysing satellite imagery taken some two weeks after the flight went missing.

The imagery, obtained from French authorities, identified 12 objects that were “probably” manmade, as well 28 items that were “possibly” manmade.

The reports, published in August, said the movements of these items during the following three and a bit years due to ocean drift was determined using data from several types of earth-observation satellites, as well as Australia’s most powerful super-computer and more than a decade of government investment in operational ocean modelling.

Chester said the Ocean Infinity search would focus on an area that previously had been identified by experts as the next most likely location to find MH370.

Further, Australia would provide technical assistance to the Malaysian government and Ocean Infinity.

“While I am hopeful of a successful search, I’m conscious of not raising hopes for the loved ones of those on board,” Chester said.

“No new information has been discovered to determine the specific location of the aircraft, however data collected during the previous search will be provided.

“I hope that this new search will bring answers, both for the next of kin and for the rest of the world.”
http://australianaviation.com.au/201...rch-for-mh370/
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